Definition of ovicide in US English:

ovicide

noun

rare, humorous
  • The killing of sheep.

noun

  • An agent that kills or destroys eggs or ova, especially those of insects, mites, or other pests or parasites.

noun

  • The killing or destroying of eggs or ova.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), poet, critic, and philosopher. From ovi- + -cide<br>1920s. From ovi- + -cide, after ovicidal<br>1980s. From ovi- + -cide. Compare earlier ovicide.